To Horace Mann
2. Twenty years they sought preferment and found it not: yea, twenty years they wandered in the wilderness.
3. Twenty years they sought them places, but they found no resting-place for the sole of their foot.
4. And lo! it came to pass in the days of George the King, that these Men said, Go to, let us make ourselves places.
5. And they took a man named William \ and they made him King over them, and he made them places.
6. And these be the names of the men that have gotten them places in this their day.
7. In those days Lord Hervey held the King's signet, and to him succeeded Lord Gower.
8. And the King had a guard of men, called Gentlemen-Pensioners, and over them he set Lord Bathurst.
9. And Lord Limerick got the reversion after Lord Palmerston, for himself and for his son after him, and he is to be the King's Eemembrancer from generation to generation.
10. Lord Edgcumbe was and is not. He was the King's Treasurer in the land of Ireland, but he found not favour in their eyes ; and to him succeeded Henry Vane.
11. Henry Legge2 was Secretary to the Treasury, but the name of Legge was found unseemly—so he is called Henry Furnese unto this day.
12. But lo ! now the man Legge is as the man Whitworth was; the Surveyorship of the Forests is given him in lieu thereof3—but not to tire you with Scripture,
LETTER 88.—* William Pnlteney.
2 Henry Bilson Legge (1708-1764), fourth, son of first Earl of Dartmouth.; M.P. for Orford. He was Secretary to Sir B,. Walpole; Chief Secretary for Ireland; Surveyor-General of "Woods and Forests north and south of Trent, 1742-44; Lord of the Admiralty, 1745-47 ; Treasurer of the
Navy, 1749-54; Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1764-55, 1756-57, 1757-61.
3 This piece with a very few additions, was the original of a number-less quantity of the same kind, which were published upon all subjects for a year or two. Walpole,